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Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 

It's about the children

My mind is on children right now. Our summers at Bible Baptist Church start with youth camp in June and ends with our Youth Week (vacation Bible school) in August. Tonight is our closing night, which consists of a carnival and parents enjoying what...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    August 3, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Soon it will be time to start another semester. Professors are putting together syllabi and making sure their policies and procedures are securely in place. Students are putting the finishing touches on their summer vacations and making arrangements...

 

ROBERT DEAN McCONNELL

Memorial services for Robert Dean McConnell will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Alva Church of the Nazarene with Rev. William S. Kalfas officiating. He was cremated at his request under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 3, 2018

Credit score

“I would rather be debt free than have a perfect credit score.” — Holly Johnson Managing credit is something from which we can all profit, and that is not just a play on words. Before the days...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 3, 2018

Random Thoughts

Most of us idolize some famous people whom we will likely never meet. We appreciate them because they entertain us and make our lives better. But, as we saw last week, the price of stardom can be...

 

OU pulls back on touted National Merit Scholars program

For decades, the University of Oklahoma has been recruiting and heavily investing in National Merit Scholars – academically advanced students who score in the top 1 percent on a standardized test. Former President David Boren was the biggest...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 3, 2018

First Friday Art Walk showing past and present artworks tonight

Enjoy a respite from back-to-school preparations with a stroll through the Graceful Arts Gallery. At the First Friday Art Walk this evening from 4 to 6 p.m., you can enjoy the “Artists Then and Now” displays at the gallery and enjoy light...

 

New staff appointments at NWTC

Northwest Technology Center has announced new staff appointments for the upcoming school year. Amy McClure joins the Fairview campus staff as the instructor for the Computers and Business program....

 

NWTC prepares for new school year

Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) will begin its school year on Monday, Aug. 13, at both the Alva and the Fairview campuses. Enrollment numbers on both campuses are high for the upcoming school...

 

Webb Joins OBU Softball Coaching Staff

SHAWNEE – Kyle Webb will join the Oklahoma Baptist softball program as an assistant coach, it was announced Thursday afternoon. Webb, a native of McLoud, was a volunteer assistant coach at Rose State for the past three seasons and was the softball...

 
 By Jordan Beech    Sports    August 3, 2018

OBU Volleyball Picked Third in Preseason Poll

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist volleyball has been picked to finish third in the Great American Conference preseason coaches' poll, the conference office announced Thursday afternoon. The poll was voted on by the 12 head coaches in the GAC, with each...

 

SOSU Volleyball Ninth in GAC Preseason Poll

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern volleyball will head into the 2018 season in the role of underdog after being picked ninth in the Great American Conference Preseason Poll released on Thursday by the league office. The Savage Storm earned 48 points in...

 

RSU Baseball Receives ABCA Team Excellence Award

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Rogers State baseball team was honored with the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award after a record-breaking year in academics for the Hillcats. The award was announced by the ABCA...

 

GOLDEN SUNS VOTED PRESEASON FAVORITE IN GAC VOLLEYBALL POLL

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Following a 2017 season in which the Golden Suns completed the first undefeated regular season in program history and won their fourth regular-season conference title since 2011, Arkansas Tech has been chosen as the favorite in t...

 

School funding ballot measure to appear on Oklahoma ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says a measure designed to give Oklahoma school districts the flexibility to use property tax revenue for classroom needs will appear on the general election ballot this fall. Fallin issued a proclamation...

 

Audit: Oklahoma Veterans Affairs has poor leadership

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state audit has found that Oklahoma's Department of Veterans Affairs has poor leadership. The department's three-year audit was released Wednesday, The Oklahoman reported . Auditors spoke with more than 250 past and current...

 

Muskogee County crash kills driver of horse-drawn carriage

WARNER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 72-year-old driver of a horse-drawn carriage has died in a collision with an SUV in Muskogee County. Troopers say carriage driver Billy Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene of...

 

US agency cites 3 companies in Oklahoma rig explosion

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to three companies involved in a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. OSHA announced Monday that it's fined Patterson-UTI...

 

Oklahoma appeals court affirms life sentence in man's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has affirmed a 20-year-old man's life prison sentence in another man's shooting death. The Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Thursday in the case of William Campbell, who was found...

 

Choctaw student connects with Mississippi roots

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — He has never lived in Mississippi. But the state is home in a way much deeper than his own birth. "This is my homeland," said Thomas Olive, standing at the Natchez Trace Visitor Center on a recent day in Tupelo. "I always get...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    August 3, 2018

Newcomer faces Republican backlash in Kansas 2nd House race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some local Republican activists in a Kansas congressional district Democrats hope to flip in November are staging a revolt over the possibility that GOP voters will nominate a former Army ranger and political newcomer whose fath...

 

Governor says Kobach should personally pay for contempt fine

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach should pay out of his own pocket the more than $26,000 in sanctions imposed by a federal judge for his "contemptuous behavior" in a voting rights case. Kobach said...

 

Kansas lawyer, engineer face fall trial in cyberattack case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has set a fall trial date for a Wichita lawyer and a computer software engineer accused of plotting cyberattacks on websites critizing the attorney's work. A court filing on Thursday shows an Oct. 2 jury trial...

 

Report: Kobach benefited from advising on immigration

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's work against illegal immigration for small cities across the nation cost them millions for lengthy legal battles while powering his own political rise, according to a news report. The Kans...

 

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